The dressing room! What a great place to be, with its frequent extensions into the pub! So what makes us think back so fondly to those cold hours?
Spent with people you wouldn’t normally mix with, listening to stories of previous nights conquests, finding yourself being shouted at by a manager who knows nothing! Worse still your leg being peed on in the showers by the clubs enforcer with the massive wanger!
In spite of that, there was something special and memorable about the bonds that we built within those walls, gained from a shared collective effort and then achievement or failure! It’s difficult to replace.
Now we are not going to make a claim that DADSVDADS matches are a like for like replacement for that changing room spirit. But together, we do share a vision and collective effort, a desire to keep playing in the right way and to help others get a game too, regardless of our age or backgrounds.
We see over time (and it takes blokes a long time) relationships being built within the groups that see each other looking out for each other, from a simple ‘you alright John’, or a beer afterwards, helping with lifts to match nights to even sharing trusted trades and professionals to help with plumbing jobs or divorces! A bit like a modern day working mans club.
And within those groups that now have some history, and in some cases some groups now have been going 3 to 4 years, there are bonds, memories and connections that have been built that will last a life time, similar to those ties and memories we built in the Saturday and Sunday League changing room.
It wasn’t the primary reason for starting DADS v DADS, but it certainly is a nice consequence. And it didn’t come with that massive wanger hosing you down, or whatever other disturbing initiations you had at your clubs! 🤣 THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT and your supporting of others! Together the small things we do can make a big difference PLAYERS > VENUES > ORGANISERS > DADSVDADS